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How to Build an Export Compliance Program
Date: September 18-19, 2019
Location: Minneapolis, MN
The two-day program is led by BIS's professional counselling staff and provides an in-depth examination of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The program will cover the information exporters need to know to comply with U.S. export control requirements on commercial goods, and other items subject to the EAR.
Export Controls Specialist Certification Course
Date: November 19-21, 2019
Location: McLean, VA
The Export Controls Specialist (EXCS) certification provides the highest professional standards when it comes to the knowledge associated with the regulatory environment of United States export controls, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations and the Export Administration Regulations.
It takes 3,000 cows to supply the NFL with enough leather for a year’s supply of footballs! The footballs are also made domestically. Since 1955, the officially NFL footballs are made at the Wilson factory in Ada, Ohio. Happy football season!! Good luck to your favorite team!!
In the coming months, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will deploy a new online tool for submitting Electronic Vessel Manifest Confidentiality requests. Automating the process by which an importer, consignee, or exporter may request confidential treatment of its name and address on inward or outward vessel manifests, this enhancement will allow trade users to manage their own confidentiality requests electronically via a new tool on cbp.gov.
President Trump announced that the rate of tariffs worth $250 billion on Chinese imports will increase from 25% to 30% starting October 1. He also advised that the tariffs set on List 4A will increase from 10% to 15% effective September 1. We will provide more information as it becomes available.
An announcement was published on August 2, 2019 that user fees within the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) of 1985 will take place effective October 1, 2019. The minimum merchandise processing fee will change from $26.22 to $26.79 and the maximum will change from $508.70 to $519.76. The ad valorem rate of 0.3464% will not change. Additional user fees are also increasing.
China announced that they will impose retaliation tariffs on about $75 billion worth of U.S. goods. The increase will be either 10 percent or 5 percent tariffs on more than 5,000 U.S. products. The tariffs will be imposed in two separate batches on Sep. 1 and Dec. 15.
On August 22nd, JAS USA Compliance held a seminar for importers with the emphasis on “Adapting Compliance Solutions in the Evolution of Constant Change.” Relevant topics were discussed such as duty drawback, tariff engineering, incoterms, trade agreements, antidumping/countervailing and more!
Contact your JAS Compliance Team for more information!
The USTR released the final list for the second tranche of Section 301 tariffs. This is the remaining tariffs from the list that was released on April 5th. These products will be subject to the additional duty rate of 25% from China. Please note that this is not to be confused with the list that contains approximately 6031 tariffs and is being reviewed in the announcement on August 1st. That is a completely separate list and is still in the review process for consideration of increasing the tariff to 25% instead of the initial announcement of 10%. CBP begin collection of an additional 25% duty on these goods effective August 23!